Features of S Finder in Android Nougat for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge


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S Finder: Since the evolution of Android, the OS has come a long way improving its features. With the Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, there are several cool features which you can try on the smartphone.

S Finder

S Finder

S Finder

If you want to change the grouped notifications and quick action for notifications, s finder settings, change the shortcut and quick action support, adjust the size of the display and resolution of the screen, change the blue light filter settings, play more than 2 apps in pop-up view of multi-window and improved always on display, then read this full guide for Android Nougat in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

With the release of Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7, they have improvised new features. In case you do not have the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge phone, then there can be some of the changes in the settings.

Grouped Notifications & Quick Actions

When you get multiple notifications from one app then they are grouped in the notification panel. You can also access the quick actions in the notification panel. The quick actions have the support of app developers and there is limited support for the users.

In the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung already implemented the grouped or the bundled notifications through the new UI support.

Launcher Shortcut Support

Another feature for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is the quick action support in the launcher. The Galaxy S7 home screen has the options to remove the shortcut support from the home screen.

There are some of the app specific options which are present in the Android Nougat update. In the Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, you now have some app specific options. For example, if you tap and hold the Google Play store app, in addition to the two universal options, you have an app specific option: my apps. In other words, you can enter My Apps page in Google Play app directly from Galaxy S7 home screen. Google Keep app has even more options.

Such options are similar to widgets.  Of course, an only app developer can add such options. Android Nougat and the launcher simply support it.

Launcher shortcut support works in Galaxy S7 apps screen as well. When you tap and hold an app in the apps screen, in addition to adding it to the home screen, you also have the shortcuts (quick actions) if the app developer enables this feature.

Because the shortcut support is a native feature in Android Nougat, not Samsung’s feature, most app developers have started to update their apps and add this feature.

Improved Quick Settings

In the Galaxy S7 quick settings button, some of the phone settings could be changed directly in the notification shade without opening the settings application.

In Android Marshmallow, only the particular feature could be accessed when you tap on the quick settings buttons. In case you want to change the settings further then you have to open the settings app.

In the latest Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge you can change some settings in the quick settings, for e.g. if you have to change the Wi-Fi settings then just scroll down from the screen and open the wireless settings, there you can edit your Wi-Fi settings.

So it becomes a lot easier to change the settings from the quick settings menu in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update.

In the S Finder and the quick connect are integrated but this feature is not used by many of the users. The brightness settings for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge could also be changed.

Improvised Gestures in the Camera App

The Camera is the easier part of the smartphone. In case you want to apply some filters and effects, it could be difficult for some users. Samsung introduced a new feature and app gestures in their smartphone.

Just swipe from the left to the right side in the Galaxy S7 camera screen to select the camera modes. In case you swipe from the left to right then the camera effects will be applied. In the Marshmallow this swipe will open the Gallery app.

Samsung also has a new gesture for the camera screen, You just have to swipe from the up to down to change the camera from the rear to the front camera.

Adjustable Display size and Screen Resolution

Before the Nougat update, the font size and the size of the text only could be changed but the graphics icon could not be edited as it had a fixed grid.

But with the Android Nougat update, the display size could also be changed. All the visual elements could be very well scaled. The app icons could be made small or large in the Galaxy S7 home screen and apps screen. Before editing the display size, the grid would have to be reset.

The screen resolution could also be changed with the new Android Nougat update. When the screen resolution is changed the battery consumption is also reduced. This adjustable screen resolution was introduced for the Game tools.

New Blue Light Filter

With the growing concerns of blue light on the eyes and prolonged use of smartphones, it has become important for the users to enable screen blue light filter in their smartphones especially in the night. When the blue light filter is enabled, it becomes much comfortable to use it in the night without much concern to eye health issues.

A blue light filter is used in Galaxy S7 and other Samsung smartphones to reduce the amount of harmful radiations and strain on the eyes in a low light environment. Yes, the blue light filter benefits are there but you should not consider it as a substitute to using more of the smartphone as using it more is always harmful to the body.

More than 2 apps in pop-up view of Split Screen

Samsung has the split screen feature to allow the use of more than 2 apps simultaneously in their smartphones.

In the Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the pop-up window supports the use of more than 2 apps simultaneously.

Access apps directly from the Always On Display

Samsung S7 dependably in always on display (AOD) was essentially improved in this Android Nougat update. Notwithstanding some new clock styles, you can likewise set color or pictures for the dependably in plain view.

Another intriguing new always on display highlight in Android Nougat update is that you can twofold tap a notification icon with your finger to see the warning and open the application straightforwardly. Obviously, if the phone screen is locked, you need to open the lock screen.


In this guide, we have seen the S Finder feature and other great features offered by Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Android Nougat update. In case you are facing any other technical difficulty in using these features you can tell us by commenting in the comments section below. We will try to give all the possible solutions to your query.

Meta: In this guide you will find the best features offered by Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge in the Android Nougat update like the S finder and many other top class features.

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